The Accidental Writer in Altra Magazine

Bryan Thao Worra the Accidental Writer

Late September, I had the opportunity to sit down with author and poet, Bryan Thao Worra to talk about his latest book, Barrow, published by Sam's Dot Publishing.
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Madness at The Playwright's Center and Barrow

United in Madness, Playwrights at The Playwright's Center!
Bryan + El Guante + Ibe + moOks = BARROW

THE UNIT is an INDEPENDENT COLLECTIVE of emerging playwrights of color and theater artists devoted to pushing the development of new work beyond the conventional parameters of play development.

Tuesday's show couldn't have been more perfect and better organized. I am so proud and excited to be a part of such a group of talented playwrights and theater actors! Current members of the collective are: Indira Addington, Lorena Duarte, Jessica Huang, Saymoukda D. Vongsay, Joe Luis Cedillo, Reginald Edmund, Anton Jones, May Lee Yang, Kristoffer Diaz, Juma Essie, and Eric Pogi Sumangil

We dedicated that night's performance to the memory of May Lee Yang's mother.

The long-awaited premiere of Bryan Thao Worra's follow-up to On The Other Side Of The Eye, BARROW is an all-new collection of Laotian American speculative poetry by the North Minneapolis resident. It dropped earlier this month to wide reception. Spoken word poets, El Guante and IBe Kaba, as well as myself (host), got the party started.

El Guante was recently chosen by the Twin Cities City Pages as the best slam poet of 2009.

From Guinea, West Africa, poet IBĂ© Kaba is the author of “Bridge Across Atlantic.”

Barrow's publisher, Tyree Campbell, from Sam's Dot Publishing traveled all the way in from Iowa for the occasion, and we really appreciated it!